I’ll admit it: now that I’m on my second iPad, I’m never going back. Combine that with LTE tethering, and my ministry travel for April was a breeze.
I was in Chicago, Washington DC, and Detroit for 2.5 weeks during April with the need to work on the road the entire stretch. Sure I had wifi sometimes, but one hotel was going to be a $20 extra daily fee (the nicer places always get you!), and the Missio Alliance conference where I was representing Great Commission Ministries had public wifi for 800 attendees all at once. Eesh: good luck connecting or getting much throughput. Not that this is unusual: at the Verge Conference or Exponential or others, I’ve usually found the available wifi to be iffy at best.
Personal Hotspot to the rescue! iPad tethering worked even better than I hoped for. Thinking of trying it? 4 tips:
WordPress is one of the most amazing blogging platforms/CMS on the market today. I’ve been using WordPress for almost seven years, and I have to say that in all of that time I’ve never looked for a replacement. And honestly, nothing about WordPress is currently pushing me on to greener pastures.
This. Is. Awesome.
An alternative title for this post might be, “How to find royalty free or Creative Commons photos after any natural disaster strikes.”
But why would you need such pictures?
It’s a great way to draw attention for your church members to pray for those that have been struck with disaster. In this case, those effected by the OK tornado. You can place these images on your church website, but you can also use them in your e-newsletter if you’re sending out any prayer alerts.
Whether you’re a church nearby trying to gather volunteers to go help or a congregation on the other side of the United States calling for prayer, having legal images of the actual event can add a lot to your message.
Here’s what you can do:
Internet privacy is something I think we take for granted.
For the most part, much of the web is free, especially Google and Facebook services. If we take a moment and think about, though, why would Google and Facebook spend all that money to serve millions for a few sidebar ads?
They want your data.
Here’s a closer look at just how unprivate the Internet really is:
Video games and video game culture has come a long way since Super Mario Bros.
Did you know that:
“A nationally representative study found that the average American 8-to-18 years old play video games for 13.2 hours per week.”
And video games aren’t “just for kids,” anymore, as plenty of adults are in on the action. So how can the Church tap into this gaming culture?
These guys are bridging the gap between the Gospel and the gamer, a culture that has hardly been untouched by the Church–until now.
I decided that one of the things I needed to work on doing better this year, is saying “No.”
So far, I’ve had overall improvement in this area, but I still need help!
When I saw this list by Claire Diaz-Ortizof of 50 ways to say it, I had to share it with all of you who may be struggling with the same thing. I mean, seriously, just saying no is really hard, right?
Believe it or not, this is an iPad case.
Check it out: